Breakfast links: Contested transportation
GMU pushes sprawl some more: A George Mason Center for Regional Analysis report says driving will still be the bulk of travel 30 years from now, but it ignores many factors and uses bad data, argues the Coalition for Smarter Growth. (DCist)
ANC agrees to no parking: The Tenleytown ANC worked out an agreement with Douglas Development to support building no parking on a new 6-story residential building, as long as Douglas guarantees residents won't get RPP stickers, gives residents CaBi memberships and some transit fare, and fixes up the streetscape. (City Paper)
Arlington candidates cold on streetcar: Libby Garvey, the Democratic incumbent for this year's Arlington County Board election (who joined the board in a special election this spring) isn't so sure about the Columbia Pike streetcar. Her Republican and Green opponents are even more sure they oppose it. (WAMU)
Graham vs. WMATA ethics: A report for the WMATA Board found Jim Graham violated their code of conduct by trying to push a decision for developing a Metro property on U Street away from one developer and toward another. (City Paper)
Got 11 cars?: A developer wants to put in a 11-car underground garage on a ¾-acre Georgetown property. They think the future owner might have that many cars and want to park them nearby. The Old Georgetown Board turned down the idea. (Current)
TOD underway, awaits transit: Developers officially break ground on a major TOD in Gaithersburg, with one catch: the development was planned around the Corridor Cities Transitway, which is years away from being built. (BeyondDC)
Expanded transfers expands bus service: A redesign of Auckland's bus network greatly expanded the locations served by frequent buses, at no increased cost. The secret? A system where passengers make many more transfers. (Human Transit)
And...: An Arlington man was rated the nation's top taxi driver. (DCist) ... Falls Church police ticket cyclists at possibly-invalid stop signs. (FABB) ... There's exercise equipment on the Four Mile Run trail. (ArlNow) ... David Catania wants all audits to be public. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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